Three Jura wines: Lucien Aviet Trousseau, Domaine Labet Poulsard and Jacques Puffeney Chardonnay

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At Daniel Primack’s home we consumed a number of wine wines yesterday, including this triplet from the Jura. The first two were from Daniel’s cellar; the third was brought by fellow wine writer Matt Walls. I think I love the Jura.

Lucien Aviet et Fils Caveau de Bacchus Réserve Cuvée des Géologues 2012 Jura, France
13% alcohol. This is a varietal Trosseau, and it’s an appealing light cherry red in colour. Very fine and expressive with pure red cherries and a hint of cranberry. So detailed, silky and pure: a lighter red wine with real finesse and poise. 94/100


Domaine Labet Les Parcelles Rares Sur Charrière Poulsard 2013 Côtes de Jura, France
From a small selection massale Poulsard parcel of 22 ares planted in 1969 and 24 ares planted in 1994; west-facing at 150 m; no added sulfites; 10.4% alcohol. Very fresh and fine with bright red cherries and subtle leafiness. Fine and pure with a mineral core and lovely sappy notes. Very light bodied and quite beautiful. 93/100

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Jacques Puffeney Chardonnay 2013 Arbois, Jura, France
Linear and taut this shows nice bright citrus fruit with a hint of flintiness. Linear and fine with pear and citrus fruit to the fore, showing good purity. 91/100

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